Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Jenny Hatfield and Rick Salter complete the Marilyns

Congratulations to Jenny and Rick who on the 25th September 2016 completed the Marilyns on Cruinn a’Bheinn (NN 365 051) above Loch Lomond in Scotland.  In doing so Jenny became the 1st female to complete the Marilyns and Rick the 9th male.

Rick and Jen complete the Marilyns on Cruinn a'Bheinn

They were joined by a number of friends for the summit celebrations and copious amounts of Champagne, whiskey and cake kept the throng happy as blustery showers blew in from the west.

There are currently 1,556 Marilyns in Britain and the listing forms one of the toughest challenges for any hill bagger.  The celebratory chant was led by list author; Alan Dawson, who compiled the listing of Marilyns which was first published by Cicerone Press in 1992 in The Relative Hills of Britain book.

A Marilyn is a hill of any height that has a minimum 150m of drop.

Rick and Jen’s Marilyn completion has been covered by numerous online websites, including:

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